From the Desk of Mrs. Peterson
December 5-9, 2016
We are starting to work on memorizing our basic multiplication facts (one digit by one digit; ex. 3x7, 2x9). We do a 3 minute timing every day to see how we are progressing with our facts.
Math Ice Cream Sundaes
Your child might have told you about a Sundae Party. This spring, 3rd grade teachers will be hosting a Sundae Party for the students. Students have started to work towards earning different toppings for their sundaes. As they master their basic multiplication facts they add parts to their sundae. In our class we have a good number of students who have earned their bowl! Here is the break down of what they earn:
2's facts: bowl
3's facts: spoon
4's facts: ice cream
5's facts: hot fudge
6's facts: carmel
7's facts: whipped cream
8's facts: banana and sprinkles
9's facts: cherry
The order I am testing the students is: 0's, 1's, 2's, 5's, 10's, 3's, 4's, 6's, 7's, 8's, and 9's.
I am excited to read what the students' have written. This will be the first writing assignment they will do this year.
This up coming week and until winter break we will work on describing characters in a story (their traits, motivations, or feelings) and talk about how their actions contribute to the sequence of events.
Speaking of snow... I have everyone's early release information. If you would like to change your plan, it's as easy as telling me. Otherwise I will be following the plan if we have an early release this year.
If school is cancelled, you can find that information on the KEYC website, many of the area radio stations will announce it as well. I always call the Mankato district weather line at (507) 386-4777. Let's hope this information dose not need to be used this year!!
*Olivia's Half Birthday
*Counselor's Classroom Lesson
Schoolwide Wildcat Rally
STEAM Science Assembly--Minnesota's Science Museum will visit and give a presentation
6:30 PTO meeting in Media Center